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Date of Birth: July 1, 1978
Alysia Basmajian was born in Longview, Washington, but spent the majority of her life in Richmond, Virginia. Alysia attended the College of William and Mary and graduated in May of 2000, with a degree in accounting. While a student, Alysia gave birth to a daughter, Kaela Grayce. Kaela was the joy of Alysia’s life. Alysia treasured every moment with her child. After graduation, Alysia and her family settled in New Jersey. She began working for Cantor Fitzgerald in the fall of 2000.
By the time Alysia turned 22, she had graduated from college, become a mother, married, moved to a new city and found a job. Along the way she influenced so many people. Her drive to realize her dreams was matched by her intense love for her family. Her life centered around the people closest to her. Her true passion in life was art, and she found painting as a ready means of self-expression.
One of the first things people remember about Alysia was her smile. Alysia possessed a contagious smile, one that made everyone around her smile. Coupled with her compassionate personality, Alysia was one of those rare people we meet in life; a person who makes the lives of those around her better and happier.
Alysia means so many things to so many different people. She was a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a friend. She leaves behind a daughter, husband, and many friends and family. In such a brief amount of time, she touched so many lives. Alysia will always be remembered as a beautiful, loving woman.